Slice, Slice Baby: Why You Knead to Know About Sheffield’s Urban Pizza Co
Taking a little inspiration from their travels across the globe, Urban Pizza Co impressively manages to offer something unique and special to the pizza industry.
Found in the vibrant hub of Steelyard in Kelham Island, this popular pizzeria is part of the Urban Entertainment group, which specialise in events including outdoor and drive-in cinema evenings both in the UK and the Middle East. They make pizzas using only the finest ingredients to ensure everything on their menu is as tasty as it looks; a real sense of passion and attention to detail is reflected in the food they produce.
Being focused on bringing quality pizzas to hungry Sheffielders, they take pride in being a close-knit team. “Having the right people and balance around you is the most important aspect in any business,” Director Michael Hayes tells us. “Our team consists of amazing chefs that allow us to create truly delicious and unique pizzas; we can experiment knowing that our ingredients are something you would expect in the finest high-end restaurants.”
The specials menu includes their mouth-watering Chicken Tikka pizza, which consists of tandoori marinated chicken on a masala base, fior di latte mozzarella and fresh garnish. Other favourites are the Mexican-inspired El Mariachi, Burrata made with their in-house walnut pesto and the Nduja special – a sweet and spicy creation accompanied with their in-house dipping sauce (a secret recipe of course!). They also offer many vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options throughout their menu, including the zesty Vegan Greek which is always a popular choice for customers, and all of the vegetarian pizzas can be made vegan if required.
The pizzeria itself is unique to the eye, inspired by the quirkiness of Kelham Island they are made entirely from shipping containers, and this cool architecture is designed in a way that reflects their urban brand, experimental menu and the space they sit in at Steelyard Kelham. The area is also home to an assortment of many other unique and independent businesses from restaurants to shops, redefining the conventions of food and retail platforms and connecting people to Sheffield’s industrial culture.
Their plans are to roll this concept out in the UK and the UAE, with interest already from developments further afield and possible franchises and concessions, so we really are expecting to see even bigger things from the company in the future. However, until their doors reopen and these plans can be put in motion, you can get your hands on a delivery via CityGrab and Just Eat.
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